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Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken will resign, leaving behind a complicated legacy

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Franken said: “…[T]his decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota. It’s become clear that I can’t pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator for them.”

Franken and me: Litigating comedy

Begging indulgence in advance, I’m sharing a personal anecdote today that relates to Al Franken and me and Franken’s 2008 Senate campaign, and his new book.